View Full Version : Abandoned cars

06-18-2009, 12:20 AM
Does anyone else here love finding derelict abandoned vehicles, then taking pictures of them??? I do & thought I would share a few:

First off: Last October, Nations Bridge state park north of Stuart IA.

1949 or 50 Oldsmobile:




Now, last week:

A very rare 84 Skylark T-Type molders away in Guthrie Center IA:


An original 67 Firebird rests on it's haunches outside a local bodyshop.......hopefully awaiting a tasteful resto:


A late 40's Ford Panel sits on a trailer in Stuart IA. Been sitting on that trailer a while too.......:


The last one for today is for you truckers:

A trio of (Mid 1970's???) GMC COEs await their fate. The lot these are is was full of old cars until recently, many have been hauled off to the crusher's. How long until we buy these back as cheaply built Chinese crap??? (not long I guess!):


I have (and can get) MANY more of these if Y'all like looking........just let me know!

06-18-2009, 02:43 AM
the T-type looked sexxy.

your picts are starting to look like my house. (god i hope i get that blue corse 4 speed 140 that out there) my dad just keeps cars but has put the very keep able ones out of thgge weather ish.

left to right
84 Chevy half ton diesel (bashed in on the front.......)
86 454 (removed) 4x4 dually side swiped ripping off the 14 bolt gm axle given to my dad who wanted to do a 4x4 1 ton with the red truck
un seen brown 110 65+ 4 door corsa (in the shed)
66 blue 140 corsa (i WANT!!!!)
65 rust bucket of a 140 corsa
83 6.2 3500 suberban (basked in on the front)
85 6.5 turbo (swaped) 1 ton dually (parked 7 years ago for injection pump issuses..........500,000k on it)
random 80's dodge caravan that had a fire in the motor bay..................bought and never touched.............think the wiring haris to replace the tosted one is on a wall someware

left to right
90 350 subreban (lost bearings) bought and never touched.........some other 4x4 dream......
91 3300 skylark (65k) bought in 96 with a blue one that a scraped to make a working car form a wrecked one still isnt done)

unseen corvair van
95 gmc 1 ton daully
94 350 1500 subrain..........

lol welcome ot my house the in sides off everything arint any better

06-18-2009, 11:27 PM
Nice finds! More please!

06-19-2009, 01:06 AM
Nice finds! More please!

Well, I am leaving for the weekend (Ive moved to Pleasant Hill, but still stay at the old house on weekends for work) and will leave you with this....the Oldsmobile's companion in the ravine.

A 1955 Mercury that is almost completely buried in the hill!:



06-19-2009, 09:36 PM
Matt, those are GREAT pics. Both the Skylark T-Type and the blue 1967 Firebird would make excellent project cars. Any chance either is for sale?


06-20-2009, 07:35 PM
Nice pictures. Thanks for sharing. :) These cars were built to last for sure!

The most weird thing I've ever seen in terms of abandonment was this dried up river with a 1938 or 1939 Ford Truck right in the middle. It was under the water this whole time. It was still solid when I saw it. (It has since been taken from the site) That would have been a cool story to tell... "Oh yeah, while it's all restored and pretty now, it once was in a river for 60 or so years..."

06-23-2009, 01:46 PM
great pics. i love taking pics like this, too. unfortunatley i havent got any currently but will be sure to update with some when i get more